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How Do You Respond To Body Shaming?

See also: Fat jokes, diet talk, and unsolicited body input of all kinds.

I posted this reel on Instagram a few weeks ago, and several commenters said something along the lines of, “I never know what to say in these moments!” Which… hard same, until I started writing about these issues. And also sometimes still.

The responses I suggest above are geared towards someone with whom you have a generally positive relationship. This …

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